By Simon Walters for The Mail on Sunday
Published: 22:00 BST, 23 June 2012 | Updated: 22:00 BST, 23 June 2012
Hopes of sparing the Duke of Wellingtonâ€™s regiment from protection cuts rose last night after Ruler Andrew reacted openly to the dispute.
The Duke of York, who is Colonel- in-Chief of the battalion, indicatedÂ he knew all about the controversyÂ what’s more, talked of his â€˜passionate careâ€™ for its soldiers.
His intercession takes after the exposure in The Mail on Sunday last week of plans to hatchet the 3rd Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment (Duke of Wellingtonâ€™s), together with the misfortune of the name of the man who crushed Napoleon at the Fight of Waterloo in 1815.
The Duke of York, who is colonel-in-Chief of the battalion, talked of his ‘passionate care’ for the Duke of Wellington, right, battalion
A Buckingham Royal residence representative told this newspaper: â€˜As the Colonel-in-Chief, the Duke of York is extremely mindful of the current dialogs about the future of the 3rd Regiment of the Yorkshire Regiment, Duke of Wellingtonâ€™s.
â€˜As with all individuals of the Illustrious Family, His Illustrious Height caresÂ enthusiastically for the warriors in his regiments.â€™
The representative included that choices on the future shape of the Equipped Powers were a â€˜matter for the initiative of the Armed force what’s more, for the Government.â€™
However, it is uncommon for individuals of the Illustrious Family to get included freely in such touchy matters what’s more, Andrewâ€™s move is a major support in the battalionâ€™s battle for survival.
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Significantly, Andrew what’s more, the current Duke of Wellington, who is Appointee Colonel-in-Chief, were together last week at the Arrange of the Strap Benefit at Windsor.
The exhibit Duke, 96, is driving the battle to spare the Armyâ€™s last connect with Britainâ€™s most well known combat zone hero. He has sent a composed dissent to the Boss of the General Staff, General Sir Dwindle Wall, inquiring him to reconsider.
The battalion, known tenderly as â€˜the Dukeâ€™sâ€™, is as of now serving in the unpredictable Helmand area in Afghanistan. This year five of its men were slaughtered in the most exceedingly bad single Armed force disaster since English operations started in Afghanistan in 2001.
Officers from the contingent were stunned to be told at a regimental supper two months back that under recommendations to diminish the Yorkshire Regimentâ€™s three brigades to two, the connect with the to begin with Duke of Wellington, who went on to move toward becoming Prime Minister, will go.
It incited a uprising from previous officers who asserted warriors serving in the battalion, who are prohibited from talking out, are pleased of its sublime legacy what’s more, need to save it.
The 300-year-old regiment battled under its name in the boer War, both world wars what’s more, Iraq
The 300-year-old contingent battled under its name in the Boer War, both world wars what’s more, Iraq.
An Armed force source said: â€˜We are confident that we may however spare the nameÂ of Wellington.
â€˜It is colossally empowering to know that Ruler Andrew is taking a sharp intrigue in this.
â€˜He has continuously appeared the most huge intrigue in the brigade what’s more, is tremendously regarded by everybody who has served in it.â€™
A last choice on the destiny of the Duke of Wellingtonâ€™s battalion, what’s more, that of handfuls of other regiments, is anticipated toÂ be declared by Protection Secretary Philip Hammond next month.
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